Let’s Talk about Work.



ShopTalk is a free program. Community groups can choose from a variety of speakers who are ready to share personal stories and explore what influences work today. Bring a ShopTalk conversation to your community!
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How it Works

Pick a talk, then contact that ShopTalk presenter. Plan your event with the presenter. Book it all here with our online form. Then use our PR kit to promote your event. Lastly, tell us how it went!
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Women’s Working Lives

Women face unique obstacles in their lives and careers. These ShopTalk presenters share personal perspectives and inspiring stories that will jumpstart conversations in your community about facing stereotypes, breaking molds and what work looks and feels like for women today.

The Art of Workmanship

How are people today merging modern careers with their desire for meaningful work? The makers, doers, and workers in your community will appreciate the ShopTalk perspectives of woodworkers, firefighters, photographers, educators and others who have insight into handmade lives.

Informed Communities

There’s more to the past, present, and future of work than the day’s news headlines. ShopTalk’s historians and experienced professionals bring their insight to discussion of the ‘new’ economy, healthy workplaces, the labor movement, and more.